Scott Watson

Composer & Educator

WELCOME to the website of veteran music educator and frequently commissioned/published composer, Dr. Scott Watson.

The Music of Scott Watson

on Alfred's Score & Sound YouTube Channel

Social Distancing Blues

Available as FREE content in SmartMusic (visit smartmusic.com) for any band instrument or voice and piano. Performed here by the Dolcetto Trio (dolcettotrio.com).

Composer Name That Tune Challenge!

A silly, little game show where I attempt to guess my own compositions after hearing only 5 seconds of each. See how I did!

  • This new product yields a musically viable/attractive outcome with virtually ANY combination of 4 instruments

  • Includes play-along PERCUSSION TRACK for each selection!

  • PERFECT for face-to-face, remote/online, and hybrid teaching scenarios.

COMING FEB. 2021!

Alfred Music's Sound Innovations SOLOISTS SERIES!

A NEW collection of flexible instrumentation and instrument-specific solos, with piano accompaniment, written by some of your favorite composers in the band world. Available in SmartMusic and at Totalsheetmusic.com. Each solo comes with SI Soloist Exercises which help prepare the player, and Sound Advice program notes and rehearsal tips.

BY SCOTT WATSON:

Monarch (Solo Flute and Piano, Grade 3).

Mustang Spirit (Any Band Instrument and Piano, Grade 2)

Yet-to-be Written (Solo Oboe and Piano, Grade 2-3)

BRIEF BIO: Dr. Scott Watson has taught instrumental and elective music in the Parkland School District (Allentown, PA) for more than 30 years and serves as adjunct professor for Cairn University, University of the Arts and Moravian College, as well as for Central Connecticut State University's Summer Music Institute.

He is a frequently commissioned composer with close to 100 published pieces for band and strings at all levels. His music has received recognition from the American Composer's Forum, American Music Center, Phi MU Alpha Sinfonia (among others), and been performed at venues around the world, including the Academy of Music (Philadelphia), the Midwest Clinic (Chicago) and the White House (Washington, D.C.). Watson is an exclusive composer for Alfred Publications, a contributor to the Sound Innovations concert band series, and an Alfred Clinician.

Watson has presented numerous workshops/clinics for music educators around the U.S. and in Australia and Canada, frequently serves as guest conductor for honor and festival bands, and is the author of the highly regarded music education text, Using Technology to Unlock Musical Creativity (©2011, Oxford University Press). Watson was recognized by the Parkland School District in 2015 with a Parkland Pride Award for outstanding achievement, and in 2020 he was awarded the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 10 Citation of Excellence in Teaching Award.

CONTACT SCOTT WATSON: drscottwatson@gmail.com

2020 Virtual Winter Concert

By members of the Kratzer and Cetronia 5th Grade Band, Dr. Scott Watson, Director, with Special Guests.

23 minutes of adorable, young band music-making!

YouTube Premiere, Dec. 15, 2020

www.youtube.com/c/ScottWatsonMusic